Coral Assistance

Discussion in 'LPS Corals' started by jimmy_beaner, Jun 2, 2013.

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  1. jimmy_beaner

    jimmy_beaner Teardrop Maxima Clam

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    Red Sea Pro test kits ordered. Be in this week I hope. In the mean time, I have a 30% water change starting up.
     
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  3. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    You should bring the SG up to at least 1.025, personally I like 1.026-27 better, well my corals like it better.

    I believe you have found your problem, but I would test ALK again. I would also test the big 3 in a freshly made up batch of RC before you add it to the tank.
     
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    Isn't that a Lobo with a little tissue damage?
     
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    I think it's a Lobo. I'm not sure why it would have tissue damage though. There are what look like little pods I can see on its plug.
     
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    I'd wait for the Red Sea kit before doing anything else. Your calc. May be fine, just reading incorrectly on the current test. Verify before dosing. Jmo
     
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    The skeleton is very sharp and pointy, so it's easily damaged in transit. IME, they like a little less light than acan Lords. If it eats, it's not doing too bad.

    If you're not testing sg using a refractometer and calibrating solution, you should. IMO, your other test results don't matter if your sg is off, so get that in line first.
     
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    I use a refractometer... and I wouldn't dose without the new tests. I'm talking about water changes to get the measures up.
     
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    make sure to get some 1.026 calibration fluid for it.

    Also I think salt mix got you into this mess.
     
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    I picked up a bucket of just plain IO. We'll see if that doesn't help straighten things out. I had always used the Reef Crystals, so maybe that is part of it. I look forward to the new test kits. I have 30 gallons of the last of the salt ready to go and picked up a 60 gallon bag of IO for more water changes. I'll try to do a few over the next couple days to try to help pull things closer to in line. Being that I'm not adding anything, as long as salinity is correct... I shouldn't run into too high of values.
     
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    After a 30 gallon water change this morning...
    Calcium - 360
    Alk - 12 dKH

    I have regular IO mixing right now for another water change. I'm wondering if I got baking soda on something?? It would have to be a literal ton to make this kind of a mess though.